The Argus Polyethylene Outlook service gives you a comprehensive global view of the industry, including regional dynamics and feedstock insights, in a single report.  

You get a 24-month rolling price forecast and forward-looking analysis of global polyethylene supply and demand, trade flows and market dynamics. Plus, an annual 5-year price forecast.  

A PDF report is delivered to your inbox each month and you can download the Excel data file through the Argus Direct® platform.

Key features

24-month rolling price forecast 

Data for polyethylene downloadable via Argus Direct platform. 


5-year price forecast 

Published annually. 


Energy assumptions, feedstocks and production economics 

Updates on turnaround schedules, supply disruptions and capacity additions. 


What’s changed summary  

Highlighting major developments affecting price forecast updates versus prior month. 

Regional commentaries 

Including trade flows and import/export data, freight and supply chain insights. 

Related product insights

News for the polypropylene, polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinyl chloride, glass and paper markets. 


Key market sensitivities 

Review of the bull/bear risks that could affect price forecasts. 

Access to specialists 

Speak to the experts behind Argus’ forecast services. 

Customers that benefit

  • Producers of polyethylene   

    Rely on our independent analysis and data to help with strategic investments, long-term budget planning and commercial management strategies. 
  • Traders and distributors   

    Use our regional market and capacity analysis to review trade opportunities and diversify their options. 

  • Large convertors 

    Developing business plans.
  • Transportation and logistics companies 

    Looking for an independent view on market dynamics and geographic implications.
  • Fast moving consumer goods companies and original equipment manufacturers 

    Looking for an independent view on market dynamics and geographic implications.
  • Investors and banks 

    Rely on our insight to monitor investments, projects, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, shutdowns, idled plants, and more.